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DFB boss Keller counters Hoeneß criticism about Beckenbauer


The long-time Bayern maker had attacked the German Football Association for coping with Franz Beckenbauer’s seventy fifth birthday. Fritz Keller is now reacting.

DFB President Fritz Keller reacted to Uli Hoeneß’s latest criticism of the best way the German Football Association handled Franz Beckenbauer in a TV broadcast. “I can agree with Uli Hoeneß that Franz Beckenbauer was a fantastic athlete, a world champion, an excellent coach who introduced us the world championship again then. But in fact it’s important to say that there’s a shadow on it,” stated Keller in a single Interview with the TV broadcaster Sport1 on Wednesday.

FC Bayern honorary president Hoeneß had accused the DFB of a nasty manner of coping with Beckenbauer for the seventy fifth birthday of the “Kaiser” within the Sport1 “double move” final Sunday. The affiliation didn’t adequately honor Beckenbauer, who turned world champion with the nationwide staff as a participant (1974) and staff boss (1990) and who additionally introduced the World Cup finals to Germany in 2006. Beckenbauer, criticized Hoeneß, is now being decreased an excessive amount of to the unexplained circumstances surrounding the allocation of the 2006 World Cup.

“If he is aware of one thing, be at liberty to share it”

That Beckenbauer purchased votes for the 2006 World Cup was “completely fallacious,” stated Hoeneß. He is aware of “very sure that the cash was not used to purchase votes”. The 68-year-old was referring to the 6.7 million euros that had landed within the accounts of then FIFA govt member Mohamed bin Hammam (Qatar) earlier than the vote on the 2006 World Cup.

“If Uli Hoeneß, as he stated sure, additionally has information, we might be very pleased if he would share it with us or the fee that’s engaged on it,” emphasised DFB boss Keller. “If he is aware of one thing, he’s pleased to share it. And then those that examine also can incorporate it. I sit up for the decision.”



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